Web is referred to a network environment without any specific web frameworks used in programming.

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Why do websites have to ask language and country when the browser can tell them that?

So, why do websites have to ask (spoken) language and country when the browser can tell them that? Edit: Specifically, I mean why not use the accept-language section in the http header, set by the ...
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Legality/Ethics of crawling a site to basically copy its database? [closed]

A potential freelance client wants a copy of all the phone numbers in an entire country of several million people in CSV format for their telemarketing system. They have sent me a link to an online ...
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Web development for an otherwise widely experienced programmer? [closed]

I have been [hobby] programming for years now and know several languages including Objective-C, Java, C#, Python, C, and C++ well. I understand many programming patterns and have used several ...
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Where should I store my user session data?

Should I store only the user's session id along with the data in a table, or should I store the user's session id in a table and access an array of data from the user's session id? and why? What is ...
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What's an expat XML parser?

I found the term here: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Mozilla_Web_Developer_FAQ I know what a XML parser is. I can't understand; what exactly is an expat XML parser?
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html/css/js best practices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should a developer know before building a public web site? Are there any books or resources on html/css/js and web design best practices? There are plenty books ...
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Is it legal or good idea to have a backup of all client sites on my own server

I have seen many times that if we build a website for a client then there is a possibility that this site gets changed over a period of time. I was thinking that from now onwards whichever site I ...
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Open Source Web-based CMS for writing and managing API documentation

This is a question that have somewhat been asked before (i.e.: How to manage an open source project's documentation). However, my question is a little different because: We're not developing open ...
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Are there any limitations of an idealistic HTML5 web application

Let's assume the following two assumptions are true. Your entire userbase has broadband access everywhere There is an imaginary browser X that implements the entire draft specification of the HTML5 ...
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How to be a good citizen when crawling web sites?

I'm going to be developing some functionality that will crawl various public web sites and process/aggregate the data on them. Nothing sinister like looking for e-mail addresses - in fact it's ...
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Java out of web and without GUI?

Is java used out of web and without GUI? To develop web applications you have to learn design stuff, html+css+javascript+ajax => it takes really a lot of time to learn it. Developing a GUI application ...
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User uploaded images: limit file size on front end or reduce on back-end?

I was wondering what the standard/best practice is with regard to managing user-uploaded images. Obviously there needs to be a way to limit file sizes, but what's the best and most common practice ...
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What is the best way to provide downloadable / uploadable forms?

I need to allow some of my users to design and upload blank forms, to be downloaded, completed, and uploaded by other users. It would be nice if I could verify the completeness of the uploaded forms, ...
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Python file layout for web development package hacking

I come from a PHP background so I'm used to everything being in one place. I want to install a python program (Zine)so that I can hack on it. The instructions I've found install it to the system in ...
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Developing professionally for iOS, Android and web - an insight

This is not really a question on how to develop all three, I know various cross platform ways and so on. But I more want to know from developer standpoint how hard it is to basically develop iOS, ...
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Good at Backend, but bad at front end

I want to start web development, I have been learning php. I have experience in Java, Python, and C++ This experience has made me good at the back end side of web development. But I am terrible at ...
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is GAE an infrastructure capable of hosting an app used by millions of active users?

I would like to know with the restrictions of GAE listed below, is it even possible to build a great social app (like Facebook) by hosting that app on GAE? In other words is GAE an infrastructure ...
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What is a good tag management system?

I work for a publishing company where we have to track converts, etc. Suffice to say we have tags for different areas of the world, and the list can get very large. We need to find a systemt that can ...
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How do I build a highly scalable user/profile service?

Question -- I currently have a large monolithic Java application which I am working to break up into services components. One of the components I want to separate out is the service which handles ...
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Fun socializing programming ideas [closed]

Recently a friend of mine went the Hackfest sponsored by Quick Left. Which sounded like a lot of fun, and I kind of wish I could have participated in it myself. So, now I'm looking for ideas that ...
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Steps in creating a Complex Web Application

Hey guys I have this great idea for a web application, but I am unsure on how to develop it. I know I need a team of people to make it, Developers and Designers, but where do I start? Eventually I ...
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Apache Wave API

I'd like to create an application based around Apache Wave. Where can I learn more about working with Apache Wave and/or the API for a locally running instance? At the moment, the extent of what I ...
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Best place to start a blog [closed]

I want to start writing a programming blog and that way to market myself in addition to CVs. Can you recommend me good site that will be easy to start a blog and it has a high light syntax ...
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Applying RESTful design to an entire website?

This all may come across very newbish, but I'm trying to wrap my head around designing a website that is thoroughly RESTful. I understand applying RESTful design to things like Users, Photos, Blog ...
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Time frame to pass the MCPD Web Developer .NET 4

I have 24 months experience develping .NET C# client/server apps in my profession as Soft developer. Now starting in a new company I have a probation time of 6 months. My new employeer wants to give ...
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Which is the best Software to Create a Social Networking Community with CMS Software?

Please take a look at the several options listed in the following link: ...
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When does one NO longer need to RENEW his Commercial off the shelf products (COTS) License?

Let's assume that someone buys "off the shelf" a Social Network (License) with all the core social network features needed, for a one off payment of 500$, and then a renewal fee of 250$ per each ...
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Please guide this self-taught Web Developer [duplicate]

One of the major regrets in life is that I didn't do something with my introversion. I didn't manage to get past the first year of college because of that. I have chosen the path where there are no ...
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How to make an app more intuitive? [closed]

In the industry, there are few standard checklists on how to make a web application more : Scalable Easy to understand/maintain Perform better Robust etc. etc. Are there any standard checklists ...
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Which to choose, procedural programming or object - oriented programming? [closed]

I want to build a website that runs e-commerce (C2C), thus I want to ask which programming approach is more appropriate and advanced in terms of website's functionality?
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Internal and external API architecture

The company I work for maintains a successful SaaS product that grew "organically" over the years. We are planning to expand the line with a suite of new products that will share data with the ...
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How 20q. works?

How does the web app http://20q.net work? Can I write a similar program, in a smaller scale, and if yes how?
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Do todays web pages use Web Semantics

Do todays web pages use Web Semantics? what is the potential in web semantics (i mean potential to enhance web)? web semantics is all about SEO?
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How to make profit from freeware application?

The components that I'm using are restricting me from selling the application. Any ideas how to still make a profit from it? I've seen some freeware apps which set your homepage to some site, I guess ...
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Why are most browsers developed in C++ [closed]

It seems like most of common web browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Safari) are developed using C++. My question is straightforward. Why they use mainly C++ rather than any other language? Edit: What ...
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Can a freelancer use agile development?

I want to improve the way that I develop software. I want to develop faster and a great code! Today I use the waterfall method as freelancer, writing web stuffs (sites, systems, etc). Is there a way ...
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Upgrading in java web development

I'm a java web developer for nearly 3 years. Always trying to learn more and be better but still I feel that the amount of knowledge is not that good as I want. The knowledge in some places still ...
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Web api authentication techniques

We have a asp.net MVC web service framework for serving out xml/json for peoples Get requests but are struggling to figure out the best way (fast, easy, trivial for users coding with javascript or OO ...
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Want to learn/dive into Java Web Development—where to start? [closed]

I want to dive into Java Web Development, but I don’t know where to start because I am overwhelmed with Frameworks, JSRs, modules and the like. Coming from a PHP and Ruby (on Rails) background, it ...
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Web technologies on GUI apps

I developed many GUI applications for the Windows platform during my early professional career, and saw several GUI frameworks come, have whole magazines devoted to them, and then fade away. MFC is ...
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Should I Learn C/C++ Even If I Just Want To Do Web Programming? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I don't know C. And why should I learn it? My goal is to be able to create online apps and dynamic, database driven websites. For instance, if in the future I get ...
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What is a good speed for a webscraper?

I'm currently working on a webscraper that is going to be processing about 2 million pages in total. But I'm not entirely sure how to benchmark it. Currently it processes about 100,000 pages in an ...
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what is the reason for using xslt? [closed]

Why is XSLT used by many web applications?